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Uganda's rich, green and pristine natural resources provide a great array of eco-tourism activities to enjoy, but still the most common goal for visitors to this land is to witness the gentle giants, the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Bwindi also provides refuge to elephants, chimpanzees, monkeys and various small antelope and bird species.
Uganda is home to the world's greatest concentration of primates but also offers an equally wide range of fauna, flora and landscapes in all of the country's national parks, including Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Kibale Forest.
Queen Elizabeth National Park is Uganda's most popular National Park and certainly one of its most scenic. The lush savannah of Queen Elizabeth National Park offers prime grazing to buffaloes, elephants, various antelopes and a variety of over 600 bird species.
Kibale National Park is home to a vast number of species of birds as well as the greatest variety and concentration of primates found anywhere in East Africa. Add to this the elusive forest elephants that move seasonally through the forest, and you can see why Kibale National Park is a superb safari destination.
Lake Mburo National Park is known as the 'Home for Zebras'. The Acacia woodland shelters a number of wildlife species which include the gigantic eland antelope, as well as topi and impala. Lake Mburo is the largest of the five lakes in the park, which together attract hippos, crocodiles and a variety of water birds.
The Murchison Falls National Park in the North is one of Uganda's oldest conservation areas, initially gazetted as a game reserve in 1926 to protect a savanna that Winston Churchill described as 'Kew Gardens and the zoo combined on an unlimited scale'.
The Victoria Nile plunges over the remnant rift valley wall at Murchison Falls, the centerpiece of the Park. The Falls transforms into a placid river flowing to Lake Albert and providing a memorable wildlife spectacle. Regular visitors include elephant, giraffe and buffalo while hippopotamus and Nile crocodile are permanent residents.